Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1039841
Copying multiple files freezes on second file on smb mount
Last modified: 2015-02-17 14:35:53 EST
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #698633 +++
Description of problem:
When I try to copy multiple files (e.g. a folder with files) from samba share (windows active directory), main process freezes on second file and never (I tried waiting for 2 hours) recovers. I tried it in Thunar and mc in the first one just the copying process freezes and cannot be canceled, in mc it freezes whole terminal. Using Dolphin (which seems to not use gvfs for mounting samba shares) works fine. Copying single file works. The remote location also becomes "ununmountable" (cannot be unmounted).
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Steps to Reproduce:
1. Mount remote AD folder via gvfs
2. Try to copy several files from it.
Files copy without issues.
I am experiencing something very similar. I cannot promise it happens on the second file everytime, though. Accessing files through gvfs-smb are unreliable. Operations do not complete and are unkillable. For instance, nautilus transfers endup as pending and cannot be stopped. Firefox and gthumb. Killing them makes them zombies, parented by process 1 but never reaped. Restarting the user session has worked in some cases to recover from this situation, I am not sure if it is always effective. Killing gvfs-smb instances has worked for me once, but I think I have seen one hang where no gvfs-smb process seemed a good candidate for killing.
I am also experimenting similar problems with gvfs-gphoto2, but this might be a different problem.
The smb bug, at least, seems related to upstream:
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